GALA 2021 VACATION PACKAGES

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If you are interested in any of the packages below, please email Dana Packard, Special Events Manager at dpackard@caccollincounty.org.

 

Lake Tahoe for Two

 

                        

The majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe combined with a mind-boggling array of choices, whether it’s skiing, dining, or nightlife. Lake Tahoe boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year, and the region has some of the highest annual snowfall amounts in North America. The surrounding ski resorts, all offering unparalleled scenic vistas of panoramic mountain and lake views, are located less than an hour from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room at this resort nestled within the Sierra Mountain Range on the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe. Rated as one of the “Top 50 Ski Resorts in North America” by Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award, the stunning locale of this 4-Diamond Lake Tahoe hotel is the ideal setting for year-round pampering. Take a cruise on one of their private boats, then tempt “Lady Luck” in the casino. Ease tired muscles with a deep-tissue massage in their world-class spa, or bask in the sunshine on the private beach. Enjoy the natural wonders in and around this remarkable Lake Tahoe, Nevada hotel. From delicious cuisine and inviting guestrooms to luxurious amenities and services, you’ll experience an incomparable mountain escape. Winner will receive $250 in Hyatt gift cards that can be used towards the purchase of lift tickets for skiing or snowboarding at Diamond Peak Ski Resort

Restrictions/Notes:
  • Travel must be completed within two years from the date of purchase.
  • Reservations are subject to availability, and must be booked a minimum of 60 days prior to travel.
  • Ground transportation is the responsibility of the winner unless otherwise stated.  
  • A daily resort fee will be the responsibility of the guest. The Hyatt is located approximately 45 minutes (34 miles) from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport.
  • Blackout dates: Jul 1-4, Sep 3-5, Dec 31, 2021.

Montana for Two

 

                      

Called the “Last Best Place” for a reason, the area surrounding the Ranches at Belt Creek include soaring cliffs and precipitous ledges marking the Belt Creek Canyon as is slices out of the Little Belt Mountains and winds toward the town of Belt.

  • 5 days, 4 nights in a luxury log cabin for 2
  • All chef-prepared meals
  • One activity per day for each guest
  • Decadent views of the rolling Highwoods and Belt Mountains
  • Access to the private clubhouse, bar, hot tub and fitness center
  • Access to over 7,000 acres of private recreational land
  • Full concierge services
Restrictions/Notes:
  • No blackout dates – available year-round based on availability.
  • Expires April 10, 2022

Fredericksburg for Ten

 

                        

Experience the best of the Texas Hill Country with this luxurious ranch retreat just ten minutes from Fredericksburg’s Main Street. Enjoy 3 days/2 nights for up to 10 in this spectacular ranch getaway. A large family room with a fireplace opens into a huge fully equipped Chef’s Kitchen. The 5 bedrooms each have their own clean and spacious bathroom. The upstairs bonus room and master suite provide privacy and extra living space.

Luxuriate in a fine dining experience with a $200 gift certificate to the Vaudeville Fine Dining Bistro for lunch, dinner, or to-go. Vaudeville is one of Fredericksburg’s most highly acclaimed restaurants combining a European atmosphere with new American favorites using locally produced ingredients. Espresso, fresh desserts, craft beers, and a broad portfolio of wines await you.

Enjoy a private tasting with a sommelier during your stay from Texas’ Premier Estate Winery Augusta Vin. Take bottles on their outdoor courtyard to enjoy the Augusta Vin ambiance with ample, shaded outdoor seating with beautiful views from every table surrounded by a 270-degree view of the gorgeous vineyard. 100% Texas grown and produced wines.

Welcome wine, cheese, and chocolate upon arrival and pastries, fruit & coffee each morning – sign me up!

Restrictions/Notes:
  • Changes made 30-59 days prior to arrival will incur a $750 rebooking fee. Any changes made 14-29 days prior to arrival, incur a $1500 rebooking free.
  • Based on availability. Restricted Dates: all major holiday weekends.
  • Expires April 10, 2022

Glacier National Park for Four

 

                        

Stay 3 nights in 2 private, modern cabins on the edge of the woods at the foot of a stunning national park in Northern Montana! Perfect for 2 couples or 4 friends. Conveniently located near one of Montana’s stunning natural attractions, Glacier National Park, 4 Guests will enjoy two private modern cabins on ten acres with Creek frontage. Enjoy contemporary aesthetics and amenities in the tranquil, wooded setting in the friendly town or head over to explore and take in the breathtaking views of the national park. Within walking distance to Flathead Lake waterfront park, restaurants, brewery, and all Lakeside has to offer. Up the road is Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, and access to thousands of acres of public forest to hike, bike, and explore.

Glacier National Park is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. It’s crossed by the mountainous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Among more than 700 miles of hiking trails, it has a route to photogenic Hidden Lake. Other activities include backpacking, cycling, and camping. Diverse wildlife ranges from mountain goats to grizzly bears. The country’s 10th national park, Montana’s Glacier preserves 1 million acres of glacier-carved peaks and valleys, pristine turquoise lakes and streams, and dense ancient forests for all to enjoy. Learn more about the Crown of the Continent as we celebrate this iconic national park.

Restrictions/Notes:
  • A stay can be reserved, based on availability, any time during the year with the exception of Christmas/New Years’ weeks. All nights must be used within one stay.
  • Extensions and upgrades are available upon request.
  • 24 months to travel. 

Sonoma for Two

 

                        

Private Winery Tours & Tastings, Chauffeur, Picnic Lunch, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn 3-Night Stay for 2

Enjoy a3-night stay in a standard Fairmont room including daily breakfast for two in the dining room at this resort blessed by natural mineral hot springs and set in the heart of the California Wine Country. Enjoy a private tour and tasting for two, available Tuesdays-Saturdays. Craft wines of uncommon character with a distinct sense of place command the enthusiasm of an entire team devoted to a singular passion. Learn about Benziger’s biodynamic growing practices during this behind-the-scenes vineyard tour, visit the gardens and wine caves, and taste award-winning wines in a private setting. Leisurely enjoy a picnic basket of locally sourced ingredients as you have lunch on the beautiful grounds. Enjoy a private tasting for two of Imagery’s special varietals, available Tuesdays-Saturdays. Imagery, also part of the Benziger family, is the “hidden gem” in Wine Country – a winery that produces just 9000 cases of unique, award-winning varietals that are not distributed outside of the winery. Imagery also houses the world’s largest collection of contemporary, original artwork commissioned for wine labels. Learn about the connection between art and wine, then stroll through the art gallery.

You will receive six consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service, subject to availability: inclusive of all service fees, PUC insurance, fuel, and driver’s base gratuity. Located in the heart of Wine Country, Beau is the premier wine tour service in Napa and Sonoma Counties. Beau’s drivers are experts in the wine country area and can make winery recommendations based on your particular taste and interest.

Restrictions/Notes:
  • Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. 
  • Reservations are subject to availability and hotel may be substituted for a comparable or better property. 
  • NOTE: Sonoma is approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco and Oakland.
  • 24 months to travel. 

Destin for Six

 

                        

Enjoy 4 days/ 3 nights on the white sand beaches of Destin, taking in the views of the emerald-green seas, or relaxing by the pool. Delight in the comfort and convenience of your 3 bedroom/2 bathroom condo featuring partial views of the Gulf and private access to the beach.

With its sparkling water, powder-soft sand, and endless list of activities, Destin is the perfect destination for those looking for adventures as well anyone who wants to simply relax on the beautiful beaches. Enjoy long walks or castle building in the sand before heading to the HarborWalk Village to sample the catch of the day.

Head home after a long day on the beach, to your spacious, sophisticated condominium and enjoy a dip in the pool before taking in the views of the Gulf from your private balcony. Contemporary vibes and nautical accents welcome you into the sun-soaked living room, while bright white countertops complement stainless steel appliances in the open-concept kitchen. Your Destin home is perfectly located to take full advantage of the beautiful Gulf waters. You will be just a short walk to the beach and ocean and there are a number of boat rentals and ocean adventures within a few miles of your door. Winner will receive $100 activities credit.

Restrictions/Notes:
  • A stay can be reserved, based on availability, any time during the year with the exception of 4th of July /Christmas/New Years’ weeks. All nights must be used within one stay.
  • Extensions and upgrades are available upon request.
  • 24 months to travel.

New Orleans for Two

 

                    

Enjoy a 3-night stay for 2 guests in a standard guest room at the Pere Marquette Marriott. This hotel is nestled in downtown New Orleans, LA, and features boutique accommodations near world-famous landmarks. One-of-a-kind jazz clubs, lively Bourbon Street, stunning Magazine Street, and historic Jackson Square are all steps away in the charming French Quarter.
The will receive dinner for 2 at the famed Mosquito Supper Club with Chef Michelle Martin and a signed cookbook, lunch for 2 at Tableau on Jackson Square, and Jazz brunch or 3-course dinner with wine pairing for 2 at Commander’s Palace Restaurant.

Restrictions/Notes:
  • Subject to availability.
  • 24 months to travel. 
  • Extensions and upgrades are available upon request.

Napa for Two

 

                    

The Setting Wine Tasting, Schramsberg Cave Tour & Tasting, Culinary Institute of America, Chauffeur, The Setting Inn 3-Night Weekday Stay for 2

Enjoy a 3-night weekday stay (Sunday – Thursday nights) for 2 people. Daily continental breakfast delivered to your room, featuring pastries from Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery. The main building, a recently remodeled 1901 farmhouse, offers 5 spacious guest rooms. All rooms have one king or one queen bed, a private bathroom with L’Occitane amenities, a fireplace and stylish Restoration Hardware furnishings and linens and Nespresso coffee makers.

From the moment you arrive, the proprietors will make sure you feel at home, whether you want to relax in the Barn Lounge, enjoy the vineyard views while seated around one of the courtyard fire pits, or get assistance with planning winery visits and dining at some of the region’s award-winning restaurants. 

Enjoy a private tasting of The Setting Wines, including their highly acclaimed Alexander Valley Cabernet which was awarded a 94 point rating by Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator and James Suckling.com. 

Explore the vast history and unique cave system and end with a seated tasting of a variety of Schramsberg sparkling wines. Schramsberg’s Blanc de Blancs was used for President Nixon’s 1972 “Toast to Peace” with China’s Premier and their world-class handcrafted sparkling wines have been served at official State functions by every U.S. Presidential administration since.

One of the world’s premier wine and food destinations, the Napa Valley is a true celebration of the winemaker, the farmer, and the chef. It’s also where you’ll find two amazing culinary experiences just 20 miles apart—the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena and the CIA at Copia in Napa. Whether you want to explore the ABCs of wine and cheese pairings (or wine and chocolate!) at a “Pairing Principles” demonstration, learn how to use the best of your farmers’ market finds in a Farm to Table Chef’s class, sip seasonal cocktails from the garden in the Somm’s session or simply relax and dine at one of CIA’s award-winning onsite restaurants, there is something for everybody’s culinary appetite. Enjoy a $150 gift card to use toward classes, dining and retail.

You will receive six consecutive hours of chauffeured luxury sedan service, subject to availability; inclusive of all service fees, PUC insurance, fuel and driver’s base gratuity. Located in the heart of Wine Country, Beau is the premier wine tour service in Napa and Sonoma Counties. Beau’s drivers are experts on the wine country area and can make winery recommendations based on your particular taste and interest.

 
Restrictions/Notes:
  • 24 Months to travel.
  • Reservations are subject to availability, and must be booked a minimum of 60 days prior to travel.
  • Ground transportation is the responsibility of the winner unless otherwise stated.  
  • Blackout dates: Holidays and Harvest season (September and October). Guests 14 years and older welcome.

Asheville for Six

 

          

Enjoy 4 days/3 nights for up to 6 guests in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains while discovering the vibrant arts scene and historic architecture of Asheville. Discover the best of Asheville with a carefully curated list of local experiences that you and your family or friends are sure to cherish. Includes a $100 activities credit. Enjoy brand new furnishings and decor in your well-appointed, four-story townhome, accommodating up to 6-guests.

With many excellent art galleries, stunning historic architecture, as well as the breathtaking natural beauty of the mountains, Asheville offers visitors endless possibilities. Bring up to five of your friends and family and enjoy discovering this beautiful city for yourselves.
 
Step into nature, and visit one of the stunning natural parks where you will find hiking and cycling trails, or head up the mountain for skiing or sledding. You may also prefer to spend all your time in the city, finding your new favorite bistro or visiting one of the wonderful art galleries. However you’d like to spend your time, your four-story, 2-bedroom townhome provides the perfect base as well as a relaxing and inviting space to relax at the end of a long day of adventures. Home chefs will enjoy the fully equipped kitchen, outfitted with ample counter space and all new stainless-steel appliances, while a private, top-floor balcony with seating for five provides a wonderful view of downtown Asheville.
 
Restrictions/Notes:
  • A stay can be reserved, based on availability, any time during the year with the exception of October/Thanksgiving Nov 26-29)/Christmas/New Years’ weeks. All nights must be used within one stay. 24 months to travel.
  • Extensions and upgrades are available upon request.

Puerto Vallarta Villa for Eight

From the charm of the Romantic Zone in the evening to the beauty of the beaches in the sun, there are many reasons to love Puerto Vallarta and we are sure you will have your own after experiencing it from your own luxury villa. Head inland towards the jungle for some amazing zip-lining, horseback riding, and hiking tours. Or head towards the water for kite-surfing, jet-skis, or lying back in your chair and watching the waves hit the shore. 

If you prefer to stay in, your luxury villa’s spacious deck provides the perfect spot for lounging by the pool or enjoying the company of your family and friends. The interiors include four king bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, AC, and ocean views, as well as a large open kitchen and dining area where the in villa staff will prepare and serve 2 meals per day.

Package Includes:

  • 4-night stay for 8 guests (4 king bedrooms with en suite bathrooms)
  • Private infinity pool
  • Short walk to the beach
  • Private cook for 2 meals per day
  • Booking and concierge service

Restrictions/Notes:

  • Winner has 18 months to travel. Subject to availability. Travel dates: May 1 – November 1. Nights must be used during one stay.
  •  Cost of groceries and gratuities not included.

Kiawah Island Golf Experience for Two

Play where the pros have played in a spectacular natural setting on 10 miles of private beach and stay in a top ranked Luxury Hotel & Space, “The Sanctuary”.

Package Includes:

  • 4 Day/3 Night stay for (2) in a Garden View Room at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina
  • 2 Rounds of golf per person with golf cart at choice of several “World Renowed” golf courses including The Ocean Club, where several PGA events have been held. 

Restrictions/Notes:

  • Expires December 2022.
  • Subject to availability.

Billy Joel Concert for Two

Having sold more than 150 million records, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. Throughout the years, Joel’s songs have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people, mirroring his own goal of writing songs that “meant something during the time in which I lived … and transcended that time.” 

Package Includes:

  • 2 Floor House Seats to choice of any Billy Joel Concert at Madison Square Garden (seats are in the first 20 rows from stage)
  • 2 Nights Stay at a Luxury 4-Star New York City Hotel 
  • Dinner for 2 at World Famous Lure Fish Bar in SOHO

Restrictions/Notes:

  • Winner will select from one of the following six scheduled concerts: November 5, 2021, December 20, 2021, January 14, 2022, February 12, 2022, March 24, 2022, April 8, 2022.